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this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may asks the eu for more time and writes to the european commission president to lay out the government's plan for delaying brexit, today at five — just ten days before but an impatient brussels britain is due to leave the eu, wants a concrete strategy. the prime minister asks extending the uncertainty for more time. theresa may writes to without a clear plan would add the european commission president to lay out the government's plan to the economic cost for delaying brexit, but brussels for our businesses but could also wants a concrete strategy. incur a political cost for the eu. fears of at least 1000 dead extending the certainty without a clear plan would add in mozambique after cyclone idai to the economic cost hits the country, leaving a 30—mile for our businesses, but could also incur a political cost for the eu. stretch of land under water. new zealand's prime minister vows never to say the name of the gunman we'll have the latest. and we'll be talking to german who carried out last friday's mep gabriele zimmer, part of the european parliament's mass shootings in christchurch brexit steering group. which left 50 dead. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: fears of at least 1000 dead in mozambique after cyclone idai hits the country leaving a 30 mile stretch of land under water. translation: i still haven't found where my daughter timeline for all the sports, let's
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was buried in the debris. there is no furniture, no clothes, go over to holly. there's a new owner and a new name for cycling's team sky. only rubble and stones. it's been confirmed this afternoon that britain's richest man, sirjim ratcliffe, is stepping in to secure its future. the british team will now be known as team ineos, starting from the tour de yorkshire peace be upon you and peace be upon at the beginning of may. led by sir dave brailsford, all of us. after 50 people were killed the team has won the tour de france at mosques last friday, six times since it was the prime minister of new zealand formed nine years ago. vows never to use the gunman‘s name. sky sponsored them from the start, and a warning from the head but will withdraw its backing from the end of this season. of the environment agency that within 25 years, england will not we've had a first look at some england's new young talent have enough water to meet demand. as they've trained with the senior squad this afternoon, ahead of their euro 2020 qualifiers against the czech republic and montenegro. amnogst them, chelsea's18—year—old winger callum hudson—0doi. he is yet to start a match for chelsea and says he was shocked to receive his call—up to gareth southgate's squad. here's england captain harry kane. hello. today at five — theresa may is to write to the eu to ask great guy, great to talk to him.
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for a delay to brexit until the end ofjune, with the option of a longer he's come in and wants to take full extension of up two years. it follows a meeting advantage of his opportunity. he of her cabinet this morning, looked like he was enjoying it out where there's said to have been no agreement either about the strategy there today, scoring a few goals in or about a final decision. yesterday, the commons speaker ruled that the prime minister cannot training. we're excited to have him bring her withdrawal deal back and everyone is fighting for places for a third vote without "substa ntial changes. " theresa may is due to meet eu in this england team, i'm sure he leaders in brussels on thursday. seesit in this england team, i'm sure he sees it as an opportunity for all 27 need to agree himself. to an extension. wales will be without the injured trio of ethan ampadu, the eu's chief brexit negotiator sam vokes and tom lawrence michel barnier said this afternoon for their opening euro 2020 that they would have to weigh up qualifier against slovakia in cardiff on sunday. both the reasons and arsenal midfielder aaron ramsey the purpose of a delay. will miss tomorrow's friendly against trinidad and tobago in wrexham, but manager ryan giggs the uk is still due to leave confirmed he will be the eu in ten days‘ time, available to face slovakia. on the 29th march, the football association has that's set in law. announced the schedule there are two ways the uk can leave for the men's and women's — with, or without, a deal. fa cup semifinals. here's our political after knocking out swansea, manchester city will play brighton at 5:30 on saturday the 6th correspondent iain watson. of april at wembley. he dropped a brexit bombshell that will be live on bbc one. yesterday, but, today, the speaker seemed keen the other semi, between wolves and watford, will take to change the subject. place a day later at apm. the women's fa cup semis will both it is a very impressive bobble hat you're wearing. take place the following sunday, perhaps not a bobble hat, both will be live on the bbc.
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but a hat of sorts. yesterday, john bercow ruled that theresa may couldn't keep bringing ajoint bid from north the same brexit deal back and south korea is among a record to parliament, effectively killing nine expressions of interest to host off another attempt to push the women's world cup in 2023. it through this week. you said injanuary that parliament a decision will be made by fifa next march on who will follow france, can't rely on old precedents. who stage the tournament this year. he didn't respond to that, but he did tell parliament dame kelly holmes, paula radcliffe there would have to be substantial changes if mps were asked to vote and sharron davies are writing to on theresa may's deal again. the international olympic committee to ask for more research traitor! on the benefits of being a transgender athlete. will brexit ever happen? they're worried about absolutely. sport being manipulated, the defence secretary was, questioning whether it's fair well, a little defensive for a biological man on his way to cabinet. ministers discussed john bercow‘s to compete alongside women. intervention today, competing athletes who've and the brexit secretary suggested transitioned have to keep their testosterone levels below that if mps were coming a certain level for at least a year, round to the deal, that would be but radcliffe says more a good enough reason to allow another parliamentary vote. research is needed. josh warrington will defend his ibf it is the case the speaker's ruling world featherweight yesterday raises the bar. title against another yorkshireman in june. and we need to see what is different warrington will take on kid galahad as we approach the next vote. in his home city of leeds clearly, if members in the second defence of his belt of parliament themselves are changing their vote, after retaining it with a win over that does suggest circumstances have changed. carl frampton in december.
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this mp finally decided to back galahad is part of the ingle stable theresa may's deal this week in sheffield and is also unbeaten and he told me there would be in his professional career. outrage ifjohn bercow doesn't back down. england and australia people like me who came back to parliament this week to express will wear names and numbers the will of my constituents and my own decision to try and get on their shirts for the ashes this deal through has been thwarted by the speaker preventing us in the biggest change to kits in test cricket for 142 years. having this vote. i think that is pretty questionable, the icc thinks making players more easily identifiable will help more and truly in the words of one, a constitutional crisis. people engage with test cricket john bercow is a marmite speaker, and the series in england will be either liked or loathed. he provoked sound and fury this week from his critics the first of the new in politics, and in the press. test cricket championship. while names and numbers have been but his intervention used in limited overs didn't really change cricket for some time, theresa may's fundamental task — test match whites have remained to build a majority relatively unchanged. for her brexit deal. that's all the sport for now. and she is not there yet. chris mitchell will have a full so on thursday the prime minister will go to brussels and ask eu round up in sportsday at 6:30. leaders to delay brexit back to brexit now, until the end ofjune, and theresa may is to write to european union leaders, but with the option of a lengthier requesting a short delay to brexit extension if needed. until the end ofjune, is there any chance with an option of delaying of you backing this deal? the process for as and is she trying to get this critic on side? much as two years. boris johnson came out this evening, the eu's chief brexit against the prime minister's deal. negotiator michel barnier
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he was in whitehall today but was said eu leaders would have to decide uncharacteristically tight—lipped about who he was seeing. whether a delay would be in the interests of the grouping. more forthcoming however any delay will have to be agreed were european politicians. this is the french europe minister. by all 27 eu member states. she's got her coat, but not her cat. we've just spoken to the chancellor, it's called brexit, because, philip hammond. apparently, it meows to death to get out of the door, i think ithink we're i think we're all in the same place, but then stays put on the threshold we want the shortest possible delay, and glares when he finally leaves. get this done, so we can get on with i have to have a certain our lives and get on with building sense of humbour to deal britain's future. what we've got to with brexit at the time being. it is a choice that should be made get from the european union is an by the united kingdom. extension that allows us to get to the deal through parliament and get they have said no to a no—deal and they have said no to a realistic deal. the deal through parliament and get they have to change their mind the legislation to ratify it on one of the two options. through. but the cabinet isn't the clock is ticking and time is running out. agreed, is it? people have different we are really exhausted by these views on how we should do this, of course, but we are all clear we want negotiations and i expect clear to get it done as soon as we and precise proposals possibly can. the speaker looks like of the british government. he's stopping mps from voting, is theresa may told mps that failing to back her deal earlier that right? at the speaker has made would bring uncertainty. the ruling he has made and it's not
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for me or anyone else in the house well, that's about the only thing that does seem certain of commons to dispute the chair's in the brexit process. iain watson, bbc news, westminster. decision. but we will now have to make sure we craft our future motion in a moment we'll hear ina way make sure we craft our future motion in a way that meets the requirements from our chief political of his ruling, and i'm sure we will correspondent vicki young be able to do that is. so you're in westminster — first let's go to our europe correspondent saying it's not a problem? i'm not damian grammaticas in brussels. saying it's not a problem? i'm not saying it's not a problem? i'm not saying it's not a problem, but we damian, how likely are eu leaders will live with it. we will bring the to grant an extension, bearing in mind all 27 vote back to parliament as soon as have to agree? we have the numbers, as soon as it is not clear yet absolutely that we're sure that enough of our colleagues have coalesced around the they welcome it is very likely come deal. there's no point bringing it all the assumptions and thinking is they will grant an extension but back until then. we want to do this what everybody is saying here today right. it's more important to do it come all the eu people, donald tusk right. it's more important to do it right down to do it today. has been saying this on a visit, 0ur reality check correspondent michel barnier today, we heard the chris morris is here. germans and the french all saying that they want to see what theresa the government wants an extension for brexit, remind us of the may asked for and that need that letter she is meant to write today oi’ letter she is meant to write today options? it's worse emphasising that or tomorrow, they need to see the length of the extension that she
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this is something they can ask for once, the reasons for that, and then but they have to get agreement of they will take their decision but they will take their decision but the eu sank very clearly today that all 27 eu countries. there are two they will weigh that up because there are cost to the eu. he sat options, the first thing she is allowing an extension to delay the going to ask for is a short uk exit comes with added and started extension? it so from the 29th of to period and that, mr bonnier said, march, potentially three months until the end ofjune. what that it would be difficult for the eu, so potentially would do is give a bit it would be difficult for the eu, so it would be difficult for the eu, so it would have to have a counterbalance to that in a strategy of time for, if a meaningful vote and plan what it would need to accept this. we can bring you what was passed potentially slightly before the 29th or after, we would he said now. —— mr barney a. then have time to turn that the council will need to assess what is in the best agreement into legislation. they we re agreement into legislation. they were droll agreements need to be interest of the eu. turned into uk law. a fly in the ointment is that there is a european extending the certainty parliament election being held at without a clear plan would add the end of may, but in terms of the to the economic cost for our businesses, but can also end ofjune deadline, it would incur political cost for the eu. matter really if the uk didn't take pa rt matter really if the uk didn't take part in those, because the new parliament doesn't meet until the it is for the british government 2nd ofjuly. parliament doesn't meet until the 2nd of july. that parliament doesn't meet until the 2nd ofjuly. that is when meps have and parliament to decide very to be sworn in. so they would be quickly what the uk wants to do next. that three month winter, but only if a dealfinally gets that three month winter, but only if a deal finally gets through the house of commons that gets turned
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and what mr barnier make clear is into uk law. that's going to be the first thing, we understand, she will that if the uk wants anything more than just that if the uk wants anything more thanjust a that if the uk wants anything more than just a short extension a longer ask for. and in the alternative of a one, they would have to be something much longer extension? the bottom new that would be happening to justify that, so the implication is line, not to scale! we put in the a referendum, a new election, something changing the political date of december 20, not because equation in the uk but the french thatis that they have been pretty tough at date of december 20, not because that is what we know the government some hardline sounds coming out of is asking for, but because that is the end of the current eu budget paris say in extension can't be a period. of the uk was a member after way of deferring a difficult that date, it would have to launch decision, the uk has to make choices into an entirely new financial and so there is a clear majority in discussion about funding for another parliament now for whatever strategy seven discussion about funding for another seve n yea rs discussion about funding for another seven years after 2020. that feels like the maximum the eu might want theresa may wants to pursue because the eu see this is the heart of the to offer. 0ccurs be shorter than problem, no majority has been built that, and is one of the things she and parliament come for any clear path forward and the time has come may ask for is a one—year extension, now to do that they think. vicki, but after six months will be an how would you sum up the government understanding, if a deal is passed, strategy right now? that is the you could leave before that. and what would happen if there was a big?. whether theresa may does have longer extension to the european a plan b, anything other than trying elections this summer? this is a again to get her a deal to get her problem? at legal opinions are
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deal through, which so far has been divided, some lawyers say you could very much defeated with huge numbers because if the eu are effectively find a fix, perhaps get current british meps to stay on longer, but dictating the terms of any link the extension, there's going to be a problem and she will have to tell politically it's clear that the other countries say the uk would them what she plans to do. that is have to take part in those not clear, talking to ministers and elections. it would have to be by mpc are, what nobody wants is to april 11 that the uk would have to have this three month delay and end up have this three month delay and end up with the same position we are in legislate on whether or not it is and out with a deadline looming and going to take part in the selection is. so if you have between the 29th parliament still unable to make up of march and april the 11th to try his mind with it is in favour of. on and get the deal through the commons again. after that, on april the monday, regardless of anything that happens in brussels, the government 11th, you will have to decide if has to come forward with the motion those elections are going to be that can be altered by mps come so held, with all the awkward political yet again we could see some attempt ramifications you can imagine. by mps to take control of the chris, many thanks. agenda, to try and finally hold let's go to brussels now and speak these indicative votes so—called to to mairead mcguinness, vice president of the european work out what mps might be able to parliament and an mep for ireland's fine gael party. get around. they have been meeting sedate between the labour leader jeremy corbyn and other opposition thank you forjoining us on bbc party leaders, about whether there's anything they can agree on. most of news. what do you make of the other smaller parties do want
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situation that we're in now, the uk another referendum, the question is whether mr corbyn is willing to go down that road and lead their way on government wanting an extension to the brexit process? i suppose, in another referendum, this is the response from plaid cymru today when they came out of that meeting. 2016, we never thought in a 2019 we my disappointment, and this would be in this predicament. i was quite straightforward, suppose when they house of commons this is what we were there rejected twice the withdrawal to discuss, was that that the leader agreement, it seems inevitable there of the opposition really only wanted would have to be some movement to discuss his own proposal around the date of exit, because the and own sort of brexit, house of commons also voted for getting a note deal off the table. i that may be a labour brexit, but we all now know by now that think what's exercising my mind at maybe you want some sort of brexit the moment is that, in law, the but nobody looks at that being any better for our economy, united kingdom will leave on the or being betterfor wales 29th of march and less of the law particularly and that really was what the leader changes, and i'm not sure what is happening in the house of commons to of the opposition wanted to discuss. make that significant change on the labour spokesman said that if there statute books at there. i was also quite taken by the discussions was a note deal that theresa may around a long or short extension and brings forward and i general the question of the european election, and no second referendum, parliament elections. it seems to they are urging these other parties to get together and really try to me, from people i have discussed come together and come up with this with, there will be citizens in the united kingdom who would want to
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another alternative kind of brexit come a much closer relationship, i vote in the european parliament think the big unknown here is elections, even if the extension is whether theresa may will be willing short, because they will feel, at to counter that, she had been so the time of the elections, the united kingdom is still a member and far, still talking to the dup in the they want to exercise their rights talks are ongoing, trying to get our owfi talks are ongoing, trying to get our own side onboard behind her own deal as citizens of the european union. rather than reaching out to other soi as citizens of the european union. so i think there are complicated legal questions also from a parties, that might have to change if the eu at the seams are dictating citizens‘ prospective. 0f legal questions also from a citizens‘ prospective. of course, the extension is longer — the terms of this extension. thank and that is not being rolled out — then i think elections to the you. —— as it seems. parliament are inevitable. i know other people are suggesting that the joining me now from our brussels studio is german mep current crop of meps might stay on, gabriele zimmer, part of the european parliament's but i think there would have to be brexit steering group. changes to the european parliament‘s methods of working for that to thank you forjoining us. what do prevail. i‘m not sure... i‘m told you make of a where we are now in this whole brexit process?|j political parties in the uk have been told to prepare for elections. you make of a where we are now in this whole brexit process? i think they are now and a real critical there is another choice, because moment because nobody knows if we here in this committee room, we would have reallocated some of the will get an orderly brexit uk's withdrawal agreement or not. i heard would have reallocated some of the uk‘s seats to other member states, including ireland. we were getting
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that theresa may will ask the two additional meps after the may election. the question is, what council tomorrow to have an happens to that redrawing of extension of the brexit bill. but we boundaries in member states? i think don't know what will be the there are complications around justification for it and for us, it parliamentary elections. however, there is one clear issue both for is clear, without a strong justification, why we should extend there is one clear issue both for the united kingdom and european union, who do remain committed to an article 50, i'm not sure the council orderly brexit. if that happens in time, iam orderly brexit. if that happens in time, i am expecting the heads of is able to agree to such a request. state will grant extra time, but if the council doesn't agree to that request, it isn't be fear than that without clarity over how and when the withdrawal agreement will be britain may it leave without a deal? ratified by the house of commons and something the eu is understood to be the uk will then be in a position to very against. i think we have to leave and negotiate a future partnership with us. are a voice there is a great deal on what you say there are. i‘lljust take it clarify, for the eu, and the back to citizens, some citizens in the uk might want to vote in the majority of the members in the european parliament. we are strongly european elections, even if the fighting for an orderly brexit extension is quite short. how can they do that if that is not agreed
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by the government? of course, they because we know exactly what that means for citizens and you 0k, eu can‘t, if the elections are not called in the united kingdom, they citizens in the uk but also uk cannot vote. but i am aware some citizens in the uk but also uk citizens in the eu. —— for citizens citizens who want to remain in in the uk. from monday to enter the europe will take a legal challenge, andi europe will take a legal challenge, and i can‘t discount they would have some rights on their site. they day, citizens of other countries and would be making the point that, at for that, we have to do what we can the time of the european elections, to getan the time of the european elections, for that, we have to do what we can the uk remains a full member. these to get an orderly deal that is negotiated between both sides, but are legal complexities, and with all the law, there are experts to give your opinions on either side. i‘ve collea g u es negotiated between both sides, but colleagues from the house of commons, they also have to accept that we are waiting for months to been talking to a lot of citizens who want to remain in the european union, and therefore might make this clear, based on a majority decision legal challenge. if it doesn‘t happen, that there is no legal challenge and the extension is for and from your side, what kind of a that short period, as we get the deal do you want? we are ready to withdrawal agreement ratified, then there is no cause, i suppose, for discuss a lot of things but we can't anyone to look for elections, and we can be clear then that the uk leaves reopen the withdrawal agreement, what we can do now is to open the and would begin discussing the political declaration and i am not future. but because i have been so
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many twists to the brexit saga, i sure if it is in the interests of think many of us making predictions the voters of brexit that have now are quite fearful that we‘ve been wrong in the past and maybe wrong in the future. but i‘m also aware that the future. but i‘m also aware that the 29th of march is very close, and also to discuss about participation in the new election of european that‘s why, when i opened my remarks parliament, so the chaos is provoked to you, iam that‘s why, when i opened my remarks to you, i am more interested to be sure that the united kingdom will be able to change its law, i think it‘s and for that, we are asking you possible, by that date, to remove please tell us what do you want and the withdrawal date from legislation thatis please tell us what do you want and that is why we don't know what the in the united kingdom. i‘m not sure combination of the request by if you‘ve had much discussion about theresa may for the counsellors. you that on the programme, but that‘s certainly something that will have say that you want the eu wants an to be done, particularly if the prime minister is writing to donald tusk looking for an extension. thank orderly brexit, but with just ten days to go until the due exit date, you forjoining us. there doesn't appear to be any possibility of getting the deal through parliament, so isn't an extension of really inevitable? to them the eu have to grant her an millions were in the path of cyclone idai in mozambique. extension? it depends on what the the children s rights activist and member of the distinguished group of former heads of state,
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house of commons and the british the elders — graca machel — has appealed for urgent government is telling us now. if international humanitarian they are saying we need in extension assistance. mrs machel, a former because we would like to organise a mozambican education minister and nelson mandela‘s widow, has been referendum, to get the confirmation speaking exclusively to the bbc. of the withdrawal agreement, 0k, 0ur correspondent milton nkosi began by asking her what she wants the international community to do. then we need a concrete timeline for it and we have to prove it and then to find a way. if the government is a, the withdrawal agreement on the i asked the united nations to send a table once more and people want to specialised team to do the assessment. we need to know the open it, a political declaration and for the agreement, we need a magnitude, the depth, the extension, technical extension, 0k, we can say the complexity of this tragedy. till the start of the election, we which we don‘t have. seconds, there are ready to extend it but what we need is to know why you need, the are three countries involved, not just mozambique — it is so bubbly and malawi. so we british voters and parliament and need the united nations to look at government, why you need the the three countries —
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extension and how long and for what. it is zimbabwe and malawi. and make we are ready. we are working for an around two years now on that issue. a joint appeal as a region. as far we are asking our colleagues what do you want to get, but it is not up to concerned, is the mozambique government are to deal with this oui’ you want to get, but it is not up to our british friends to say what they disaster? no, the magnitude and would like to have an then to find complexity of this crisis is not in the solution. we would do so. the hands of one single government. we need support from the theresa may it may well come to international community. i know the international community. i know the international community. i know the international community is doing its best. at the moment, the president brussels tomorrow and say that she is meeting the cabinet to make a wa nts brussels tomorrow and say that she wants further concessions in some much clearer assessment of the shape orform wants further concessions in some shape or form from the eu, situation. we've been through the wants further concessions in some shape orform from the eu, you mention for example the political wars, had the 2000 floods, and now declaration, the agreement that goes we‘re here in 2019, how does that along with the withdrawal agreement, make you feel as a mother and they could be some sort of movement on that. do you think brussels is in grandmother? haven't i seen enough? a place to give her anything else? doi grandmother? haven't i seen enough? do i need this again? i have no theresa may, last week, she was in strassburg, she had a meeting with right to feel the exhaustion which i
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the president of the commission, there was also readiness by the european union to say we can also have to accept. it is there, but i have to accept. it is there, but i have no right. and that‘s why i‘m express once more that the backstop making this appeal. i am in a is not our wish to use so you can position, on a platform where i can speak to the world. also get clarification on the legal base that we will not bring uk a protester accused of harassing the mp anna soubry at westminster has pleaded not guilty. against their own wish in the james goddard is accused of shouting and chanting customs union and we are ready to at ms soubry while she was being interviewed by broadcasters confirm it, also a legal exclamation injanuary, pursuing her along the street and calling her a nazi, traitor and scum. denying the charges, mr goddard told the court it wasn‘t and she went back and it was clear illegal to heckle an mp. it is not enough. but what we should a trial date has been set forjuly. protesters wearing yellow vests attempted to storm the attorney general‘s office ee, amid claims their calls it is not enough. but what we should agree, we are always sing the for a meeting over the deaths backstop is not ok. we are also of three teenage boys saying that. —— they are always have been ignored. the group included some people saying. it was a promotion by who spent the morning at westminster magistrates‘ court, theresa may. that is a reality. what where james goddard appeared. the group eventually left we need is a solution and for that after an hour after being threatened
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we need is a solution and for that we are waiting for a concrete with arrest, but vowed to return. proposal. a solution to avoid hard the headlines on bbc news: to border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland, what we need is also a clear answer, an theresa may writes to the european commission president to lay out the government‘s plan for delaying brexit, but brussels alternative to say yes, we would wants a concrete strategy. like to keep the good friday fears of at least 1000 dead agreement and all of its parts. that is what we need. we need concrete in mozambique after cyclone idai proposals. how to keep it. thank you hits the country, leaving a 30—mile stretch of land under water. for your time. thank you forjoining new zealand‘s prime minister vows never to say the name of the gunman who carried out last us. friday‘s mass shootings the time is 18 minutes past five. in christchurch, which left 50 dead. the headlines on bbc news... an update on the market numbers theresa may writes to for you, here‘s how london the european commission president to lay out the government's plan and frankfurt ended the day. for delaying brexit, but brussels and in the the united states, wants a concrete strategy. this is how the dow fears of at least 1000 dead and the nasdaq are getting on. in mozambique after cyclone idai hits the country leaving a 30 mile there may not be enough clean stretch of land under water. water to supply england‘s new zealand's prime minister vows needs within 25 years — that‘s the warning from never to say the name of the gunman the head of the environment agency. who carried out last friday's mass shootings in christchurch sirjames bevin says that climate
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which left 50 dead. change and a growing population means that unless we have and in sport: a different attitude to water, it's been confirmed team sky in a few decades, there may not will officially become team ineos. be enough to go round. the change, funded by 0ur environment analyst britain's richest man, roger harrabin reports. takes effect from the start of the tour de yorkshire at the beginning of may. britain is building steadily as the population increases. chelsea's callum hudson 0doi is one that means more showers, of the new faces who've had their first training session more baths, with england today. more thirsty humans, they're preparing for a euro more thirsty gardens. qualifying double header. and a joint bid from north an ever—swelling and south korea are among a record nine expressions of interest to host demand for more water. the women's world cup in 2023. a decision will be made meanwhile, the climate is heating. by fifa next march. scorching summers like last year could become normal in future. i'll be back with more on those and it‘s forecast that could mean less rain. stories a little later. the crossover point between supply falling and demand rising new zealand's prime minister has alarms the water industry. told her country's parliament unless we take action now to reduce that she will never utter the name the amount of water that we use of the man accused of killing 50 and to increase supply of water, people at mosques five days ago. then in 20 or 25 years, there jacinda ardern condemned the gunman as a terrorist, won‘t be enough to meet our needs. a criminal and an extremist. the good news is that we can do that.
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she also called on social media we can do that by ensuring we make companies to do more to prevent the investments we need in new infrastructure, the sharing of videos, new reservoirs, desalination plants. such as the recorded live—stream we can do that by ensuring the water of the christchurch gunman. companies fix their leakage rupert wingfield—hayes problems, and we are supporting them in doing that. has sent this report. most of all, we can do it by all of us changing our behaviour. in the new zealand capital, water conservation is one answer. wellington, today, parliament opened with a muslim prayer. fitting gadgets to tap man chants prayer. so they don‘t waste so much. and firms must do much more to stop leaks. reservoirs in the countryside then prime ministerjacinda ardern got up to speak. al—salaam alaikum. may be needed, too. peace be upon you and peace be upon all of us. one possible site is here in 0xfordshire, but many locals hate the idea. in an impassioned speech, she vowed justice for the 50 fallen in christchurch. well, it‘s the loss of ours and our neighbours‘ productive farmland. then she made this we‘ve got 300—plus acres commitment about the killer. he sought many things of renewable energy projects, from his act of terror, but one was notoriety. solarfarms behind us that would all have to be torn out. there is wildlife habitat that would be lost. and that is why you will never and there is the general hear me mention his name. he is a terrorist, he is a criminal, disruption to the local area. he is an extremist, but he will, another idea is to transport water from rivers in the rainy north west when i speak, be nameless. to the parched south east.
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and to others, i implore you, speak but that must be done the name of those who were lost, without harming wildlife. rather than the name of the man we can‘t duck these who took them. problems, the agency says. the prime minister said the role of social media in the attacks must also be questioned. let‘s discuss this with nicci russell, it took facebook nearly half an hour managing director of waterwise, to realise the massacre was being live streamed on its site. an ngo focused on encouraging lower and more efficient in christchurch, the bodies of some of the victims are now finally water consumption. being returned to their families. thank you forjoining us. you‘re behind that screen they are now preparing the ground pleased with the fact that sirjames for the funerals of the 50 people is highlighting this issue. what can killed in last friday's attack. it is a huge and complicated task. people watching two to minimise first all the bodies have to be water use? we are pleased he is identified and then they have to be putting some oxygen on this subject, washed in a traditional because it is a big issue. the muslim ritual. simple things we can do, knocking a and in new zealand they simply don't have enough people minute off our shower time, choosing who know how to do that. a song that lasts for four minutes — volunteers are being flown in from muslim countries around the world to help. emergency visas are being issued i use don‘t look back in anger by so relatives of the dead can travel here for the funerals.
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those could finally 0asis, i know how long it lasts! the begin on wednesday. rupert wingfield—hayes, other thing we can do is make sure we don‘t have a leaky toilet, that bbc news, in christchurch. is something we always talk about. 0ur correspondent phil mercer is in christchurch, where new zealand's prime minister 596 is something we always talk about. 5% of toilets that are meant to be has called on facebook to take responsibility for the circulation water efficient are actually leaking. many waterboards will fix this for free. we can get a bucket of the video of friday's attack. jacinda ardern said that to fix the water when it‘s raining responsibility for the circulation and use that to water your garden of the gunman's footage laid firmly at the feet of facebook and she said rather than using the tap. a lot of the social media giant had to take these are good ideas that one more responsibility for removing imagines wouldn‘t make much difference, but you saying it does? the video that was still online. it does. customers sometimes say, facebook has said that it has why should i bother, the water automated tools that companies are looking at a lot of are meant to locate water? the water companies need to fix that, and they have said they and remove offensive material. will have water leakage by 2050.m worth noting also that the chief that realistic? i think it is. censor here in new zealand has will have water leakage by 2050.m that realistic? ithink it is. one thing we are saying is how fabulous officially classified that 17—minute it would be to see a 50% reduction video circulated by initially how much we use as well. water
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companies already doing lots with the gunman as offensive material, that means that here in new zealand, customers, but they could also it will now be an offence to view, possess, or share that video. subsidise water efficient washing machines and dishwashers, etc. is as far as the bodies are concerned, that at all likely, though? i think we understand that half a dozen it is. to be fair on the water bodies of those 50 victims have been companies, i would say they are released to their families and those doing a huge amount more than funerals can now begin before, but we would like to see as early as wednesday. more. the other part of the jigsaw as for the survivors, 50 people were injured is governments, we need to see what in the atrocity last friday, efficiency built into public we understand that 30 procurement, we need a label like we are still being treated for gunshot have for energy. we need to not be wounds in christchurch hospital. voting what are—inefficient homes, homes should not be wasting water nine of those patients are critically ill and we understand when they‘re built now, when we know that a four—year—old girl who was airlifted to hospital the risks. overall, we know this in aukland is also critically ill. morning from sirjames bevan is for that was a film or there. 25 years‘ time, roughly. 0verall, what would you like to see as a -- philip —— philip mercer there. strategy for government? we would the united nations says the storm that has just ravaged parts love to see the treasury factoring of southern africa is possibly the worst weather—related disaster
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ever to hit the southern hemisphere. in water efficiency and its impact aid workers in mozambique say on economic growth. there was a they're struggling to get urgent supplies to thousands report published about a year ago, of people in need of help. it is feared that over a thousand people could have died. and they have a direct line into neighbouring zimbabwe has also been treasury, so it has been a challenge badly affected with at least a hundred people known to have been to engage the treasury and killed there and hundreds more are missing. successive number 10s on water richard lister reports. beira, a city of more efficiency. but we need to start than half a million people, now, and i think it is interesting lashed by cyclone idai to see, last summer, the two and struggling with its aftermath. the red cross says almost 90% of the buildings companies talking about hosepipe here have been affected. the storm took out power and communications. bans companies talking about hosepipe ba ns were companies talking about hosepipe bans were northern ireland and the un fears this could be the worst united utilities, two areas where weather—related disaster ever to hit you‘re not used to seeing water the southern hemisphere. stress. and you are saying to take so many of those who had little serious account of the fact that the before have almost nothing now. climate is changing? we would like "i was sleeping at home," said the companies to take ambitious leila george, "when suddenly the roof flew away. targets to help customers bring down i called for help and we were water use. we use on average about screaming, but no one came." 11:0 water use. we use on average about 140 litres a day, when you think and while the worst of the wind has about how much you drink, maybe two passed, it is still raining litres, if you‘re being good? the and there is more on the way.
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the danger isn't over. the rest is being wasted. that's translation: the biggest threat we have now — even bigger than the cyclone extraordinary! it is. a lot of us — is floods. because it is raining more and more. the water levels are rising. don‘t think about water until we don‘t think about water until we as the cyclone swept don‘t have it, what is really through mozambique, a vast area valuable. thank you. of farmland was inundated. the maize crop was ready for harvest and much has now been lost. that could mean there will be food time for a look at the weather. shortages for the rest of the year. here‘s matt taylor. the situation in mozambique is catastrophic. the losses are tremendous. good evening, a sign of spring on the way in the next few days. what the human toll... it is difficult to measure we will see for the next 2041 was as the scale of the disaster. high to the southwest building in zimbabwe, too, major river crossings have been swept away. towards the uk, and it will be moving aid through this region is a serious challenge, dragging them towards the with so much of the road mid—atlantic. dragging them towards the mid—atla ntic. we dragging them towards the mid—atlantic. we have temperatures network now impassable. widely into the teens tomorrow, and some, as you can see, getting around some food has been getting through, but supplies are quickly exhausted, 17 degrees around the moray firth. such is the scale of the demand. those washed out of their homes are moving to higher ground, with guys like this, fairly cloudy, hoping for food and shelter.
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that crowned remaining in place for their numbers are growing all the time. the injured find treatment wherever tonight. you can look downwind and they can and their stories are heartbreaking. see some gaps. clearer skies at translation: i still haven't times, but as we go through the found where my daughter was buried in the debris. night, set to see some of the cloud there is no furniture, no clothes, expands again in places. the always only rubble and stones. thick for drizzle. most likely in my mother, my father, southern scotland, southern ireland my two young sisters, and northern england. temperature one of whom had just had a child, they are all dead. shouldn‘t drop too much, up to 9 degrees for the morning commute my house was destroyed in the floods quite widely. the clouds will and i was buried underneath. my daughter was with me in bed gradually push its way northwards and was washed away from me. once again, seeing some showers in no—one yet knows how many are dead. its wake. parts of western scotland, in zimbabwe's chimanimani, perhaps in northern ireland and they can barely keep up with the number of burials required. northern england too. but those gaps around the moray firth, eastern with more than 1.5 million scotla nd around the moray firth, eastern people in the cyclone's scotland and eastern wales, 60 path across the region, degrees is likely. into thursday it is feared there will be many more bodies to find. richard lister, bbc news. morning, more of a breeze, but persistent rain across the highlands
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the unemployment rate has fallen below 4% and hebrides, giving the swollen for the first time in 44 years. streams later in the day. further the latest figures for the three south, more cloud across central and southern england and wales. best of months to january show the number the brakes in the central areas, of people out of work has fallen to 1.3 million — and the number of people in work has reached a record high. 0ur economics correspondent hitting 15 degrees. enter friday, this deep area of low pressure andy verity reports. passing laws, causing up to gale this maker of prefabricated homes force winds in northern scotland in leeds always knew through friday. more heavy and it was going to struggle to get the skilled staff it needs. persistent rain on friday. northern there is no sign of a slowdown ireland brightening later, and the in demand for its houses, rain spreading to north england and so it is meeting that demand north wales. they went further by teaming up with a local further education college and training young recruits in the multiple skills they need to assemble south, some sunshine, 15 degrees. a ready—made house. it became very clear early on that, cooler air working in later. into because of the skills shortages, we needed to step in and take some the weekend, temperatures dropping, action to create more capacity for the industry. but more sunshine around breaking and when we are at full capacity, through the clouds and many will be delivering up to 3,500 homes a year, dry it through this weekends. we have about 400 operatives on the factory floor, who have all been through this nvq qualification. the difficulty employers have recruiting skilled staff has theresa may prepares to go
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helped to push up wages back to the eu to ask in construction by 4.5%. for brexit to be delayed. and while, elsewhere in the economy, skill shortages aren't as acute, she‘s likely to ask for a short postponement until the end ofjune — employers who want to attract and keep staff have to offer but with the option inflation—beating pay. of a longer delay. the eu‘s negotiator pay is now rising faster than prices sounds unimpressed. and the gap between the two is now wider than it's been for more translation: both short and long? than two years. well, it‘s either one at the same time, unemployment has dropped to just or the other, isn‘t it? but the real question is, 3.9% of the workforce — what is the real purpose of it? lower than it's been in 44 years. and between november and january, the prime minister will try to get agreement from eu the number in work hit a fresh high, leaders on thursday. with tens of thousands of women as the law stands now, there are ten and older people days until we leave the eu — joining the workforce. with or without a deal. also tonight... the obvious question is how, when the economy has been slowing the cyclone in western africa — down, it's been producing morejobs the un says it could be the worst than expected and there are more weather disaster to hit people in work than there have the southern hemisphere. been in nearly 50 years. as—salaam alaikum. part of the answer is that peace be upon you. although there are more of us and peace be upon all of us. in work, we are each producing a little bit less than before. to a company nervous about the future, taking after 50 people were killed at mosques last friday, on new people is less risky than investing large sums in technology to make each worker more productive. it could be that brexit uncertainty
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is having less effect on the labour market than other areas of the economy, since it is less costly to reverse hiring decisions than it is to reverse spending on new equipment that may not be later needed. equally, though, it could be that brexit uncertainty has yet to have its full impact on the labour market, so the labour market figures might not be quite so buoyant in the coming months. while a tightjob market has driven up pay, the average pay packet still buys less than it did in 2007. for companies to sustain inflation—beating pay, productivity has to improve and that in turn requires the confidence for companies to invest more — a confidence which has recently been lacking. the queen has been accompanied by the duchess of cambridge on a visit to king's college london. the two opened an education and learning facility on the campus and were given a tour of the facilities, viewing a demonstration of robotic surgery. the queen who is patron of king's college also met students, staff and alumni.
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time for a look at the weather. here's matt taylor with the forecast. hello. spring equinox tomorrow and it will feel like spring has sprung. 15 degrees today in northern ireland, even with plenty of cloud by some eu we could get a degree or to hire. but to get there, plenty of cloud among. the cloud will sort of expand across the country and still threatening some rain or drizzle. especially a across parts of scotland. we see some breaks, temperatures down into lower single digits but a mall start tomorrow around seven to 9 degrees. the vast majority. quite a star over the hills, great in that drizzly. heavy abreast of rain across northwest scotland, we can see if you have your showers work across the rest of scotland, northern ireland and northern england through the rest of the day but a lot of the time will be dry, clear breaks, north e scotland, 16 here, maybe 16 or 17
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across parts of england and wales and we hold onto the milder weather as we go through thursday and friday but friday turns wet and windy in northern scotland, more on that in half an hour.
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